The focus of hospice care is on comfort rather than cure.

The emphasis of hospice care is on quality of life, and on maximizing comfort as the illness takes its natural course. Hospice care is holistic, delivered by a team of professionals and trained volunteers. It is designed to address the physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and psychological issues that accompany end of life. We focus on controlling distressing symptoms and address other concerns the patient or family may have.

We believe dying is a natural part of life. We respect the right of each individual to actively participate in planning how hospice care will be delivered; in whatever setting the patient calls home. Hospice of New Mexico affirms and cherishes life, helping each person to live each day to the fullest.

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